This series presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
POV Previous Broadcasts
The World Before Her (Episode #2610H)
KQED 9: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant - a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment - and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja.
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Tea Time (Episode #2806H)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 9:00 PM
Observe five Chilean women who gather monthly for a ritual that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. See how a routine of tea and pastries helped them commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death.
Up Heartbreak Hill (Episode #2506)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Erica Scharf's "Up Heartbreak Hill" is a look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Reportero (Episode #2513H)
KQED 9: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
"Reportero" follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon came to power and launched a government offensive against the country's powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?
- KQED 9: Wed, Nov 4, 2015 -- 5:00 AM